I have to start this post by saying that I used to be one of those people that thought parents who put leashes on their kids were cruel. I honestly believed they couldn't handle their children and needed to rely on some restraining contraption to do the work for them.
I WAS WRONG!!
I thought these things until I became the mother of the most curious little boy around...an absolute wanderer.
I finally broke down and bought this little bear-back-pack-harness-leash and I have to admit it's probably the best 9 bucks I have ever spent. What is even more wonderful is that he LOVES it. Whenever he wants to go for a walk he brings it to me and sticks his arms out so I'll put it on. Then when we get to our desired destination I just unhook the leash and he runs around sporting a cool bear back-pack complete with a snack and drink tucked inside...perfection!